Matthew Stuart (Ed.), Wiley-Blackwell, 2015
This collection of 28 original essays examines the diverse scope of John Locke’s contributions as a celebrated philosopher, empiricist, and father of modern political theory.
Matthew Stuart, Oxford University Press, 2013
Though undertaken as a work of epistemology, Locke’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690) is well stocked with metaphysical arguments about the fundamental features of bodies, the notions of essence and kind, the individuation of material things, personal identity, freedom, and the nature of mind. Locke’s Metaphysics explores all of these, and shows Locke to be a more consistent, systematic and interesting metaphysician than is generally appreciated.